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Enabling ServicesPart of Student Services

Types of support


Update for 2020/21: ILV support will largely take place virtually due to the current government guidelines on social distancing

The Enabling Services Inclusive Learning Volunteers (ILV) project draws upon the support of trained students (in second year or above) to assist current students, who may have a disability, mental health condition, specific learning difficulty or long term health condition to overcome barriers and thrive at university.

 'ILVs' is the umbrella term used for the role of either a Transition Facilitator or Peer Mentor. Find out more about each role below:

Students chatting outside
Our Transition Facilitators can provide ongoing support

Transition Facilitators

Transition Facilitators can meet with students on an ongoing basis or as a one off meeting to support them to thrive during their time at university. Transition Facilitators provide a range of support, including but not limited to: support finding and engaging with societies, clubs and sports clubs; orientation around campus; and support and advice on ways to integrate with flat and course mates.



A mentor and student chatting
Our Peer Mentors provide 3-7 structured support sessions

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors provide the opportunity for students to meet 1:1 for up to 7 sessions for specific support with time management, revision planning and/or addressing sleep issues. Each session will last 45 minutes to an hour.




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